Thursday, October 22, 2020
Another strange blog post title coming at ya this week! Stay with me, though – you will like this!
Have you ever had really good restaurant corn bread? Want to hear a weird secret? Some places use this trick I found many years ago on Pinterest.
Take a Jiffy cornbread mix and mix according to package directions.
Take a Jiffy yellow cake mix and mix according to package directions. (I could not find the Jiffy cake mix because my Kroger and Covid and 2020 – so you can use Duncan Hines Perfectly Moist Butter Golden – I read it has to be this mix because you do not want a mix with pudding in it.)
Combine batters and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and you can stick a toothpick in and have it come out clean.
Now, because I had a full size cake mix I only incorporated half of the cake mix which left me with the other half.
I bake the corn bread then put the other half of the cake in after it was done because I did not want to mess up baking times.
This is a sweeter corn bread but it is really good! Put butter or honey on top if you like.
And, above you see the cake – sorry I was not planning on posting about the cake but a reader requested the recipe. I think cake mixes are great. A tip – you can add an extra egg to make it more homemade tasting! I do this regularly! Also, I love a bundt pan and there are some really pretty cake pans out there now.
Here is the deal: Make your own frosting and the entire cake will taste homemade. This is one of my favorite icing recipes that I found in a church cook book. Those are really the best. Everyone gives their best recipes. I like to buy these at garage sales sometimes! Ha!
Easy Caramel Icing:
1/2 cup butter (one stick)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 and 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar (I did not sift mine and nothing bad happened!)
Melt butter in saucepan.
Stir in brown sugar and bring to a boil, stirring over medium heat for 2 minutes.
Stir in milk.
Bring to a boil again, stirring constantly. (I decided to also add some bourbon and vanilla because why not?)
Cool to lukewarm.
Gradually add in the powdered sugar.
Beat until thick enough to spread. (I just used a wooden spoon)
Add a little hot water if icing is too hard.
It is so good! You could put this on top of a spice cake, a chocolate cake, on top of apple bars or apple pie.
Let me know if you plan to make cornbread or caramel cake!